[amayausers] Re: New AMAYA Feed Rollers

  • From: "Linen Barn" <linen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 08:55:56 -0700

The new rollers are within the last month. The new ones are a yellow color and the old ones are black.

Aaron Sargent
The Linen Barn
Medford, OR
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jean A. Allen" <jaa1943@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 8:23 AM
Subject: [amayausers] Re: New AMAYA Feed Rollers

When were the new rollers made available?  I bought my Amaya in
November 2004?  Would it have had the new rollers?

Jean Allen

--- Jack Fuller <Jack@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

OK. I am one of those who replace the roller when it develops
a line of wax
on it. This works out to about every 150,000 or so stitches. I
cleaned some
up and will use them again. But there have been times when I
get a cut or
groove in them at about 200,000 - 250,000 stitches. I have
never gotten any
better than that.

Jack Fuller

-----Original Message----- From: amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Banks Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 15:50 To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [amayausers] Re: New AMAYA Feed Rollers

Hi Jack,

I referenced the 4,000,000 as this is the Maintenance Timer
that includes
the Inspection of the rollers and if needed the replacement of
them. This
interval or timer has not changed. We have left it at the
stitches. If you go to the 4,000,000 timer and do a Step
Through, or go to
the Amaya Help, then go to the Maintenance Timers and to the
4,000,000 it
has procedures and pictures. This has not changed, nor does
Melco feel it
needs to change at this point. What has changed is the roller
itself, which
should be a much improved version.

Some people get more stitches out of a roller than others.
Some change them
instead of cleaning them. I have taken rollers from customers
who have sent
them to us after replacing them, and they work fine here. In
many cases they

are replaced because they are replacing others that need to be
replaced, so
why not do them all? Not all need to be replaced at the same
time. That is
why inspecting them and cleaning them is important as
sometimes just
cleaning them fixes problems with thread slippage. Unless they
are grooved
and have cuts, they do not need to be changed. One of the
things that will
cause damage to rollers is mis-trimming. If the machine is
having problems
trimming and misses a lot of trims, (one now and then is
normal), the
mis-trimmed threads are pulled and can cut the rollers. If you
are changing
a lot of rollers due to cuts in them, this is one thing to
look for as a
possible cause. Melco also feels that the current rollers in a
medium to
high volume shop are not lasting and wearing as they should.
This is why we
have worked to improve them and release an improved part.

 Jeff Banks
 Melco Embroidery Systems

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jack Fuller" <Jack@xxxxxxxx>
To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 1:51 PM
Subject: [amayausers] Re: New AMAYA Feed Rollers

> Jeff
> I don't quite understand. Are saying that each thread roller
is good for 4
> million stitches? Because that just isn't my experience.
> Jack Fuller
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff
> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 13:06
> To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [amayausers] Re: New AMAYA Feed Rollers
> Hi Jim,
> The recommended maintenance on the new rollers is 4,000,000
stitches. This
> is exactly the same as the old rollers. We have NOT found
that maintenance
> is needed more frequently. We have found that keeping them
clean and
> insuring they are oil and grease free is more important than
the older
> ones.
> Unless you are using threads that have an unusual amount of
> used
> in their manufacture process, you should not see any issues.
The 4,000,000
> maintenance now stresses that they be inspected, lubricated,
and cleaned
> as
> they are more sensitive to oil and/or grease on them than
the older ones.
> I
> have been using them for months in my test machines and have
not yet had
> to
> clean them on a daily basis. In fact, I have yet to clean
them at all, (I
> push things to the limit here) and I run the one test
machine I have next
> to
> my desk on a daily basis. Actually, if care is taken when
installing and
> lubricating the new rollers, and making sure the
lubrication is added to
> the inside of the thread feed assembly, not on the HUB of
the roller, then
> grease usually does not get on them. If you get grease on
your fingers
> when
> handling the rollers, this can cause problems as well.
> Common sense has to prevail. If you are running 90% of your
embroidery on
> 4
> or 6 colors, then these rollers are the ones that are going
to need to be
> cleaned and inspected more often than ones that are not used
on a daily
> basis.
> What is recommended for cleaning them is to use a clean
cloth. Generally
> alcohol is not needed, nor recommended. The roller does not
have to be
> removed to clean it. The plastic cover over it can be
removed, and a piece
> of pique knit or other absorbent material used to hold on
top of the
> roller
> and either spin the roller by hand from the back side, or
use the one
> revolution key combination on the key pad and have the
machine spin the
> roller. This usually is adequate to clean it well.
> The new rollers are made from a material that lasts much
longer than the
> older rollers. We have designs here that can kill an older
roller within a
> few hundred thousand stitches. Those same designs have been
used for
> testing
> and setting the standards for the new rollers. We find that
what would
> take
> only few hundred thousand stitches before, now takes 10's of
millions. In
> fact, we had to make the ends of the rollers or the hubs
that fit into the
> slots of the thread feed assembly with brass inserts in
them, as the
> plastic
> in hub area would wear out before the material of the roller
that contacts
> the thread. The rollers have been improved in 2 ways. The
material that
> contacts the thread has a much longer life, and the hub area
of the wheel
> that is in contact with the inside of the thread feed
assembly now has
> metal
> to prolong the wear of that area as well.
> If you are one that has been replacing the thread feed
rollers pretty
> regularly, I highly recommend trying the new ones. I am
confident you
> will
> see an improvement in thread feed accuracy and longevity of
the rollers.
> As Aaron mentioned, the kit includes more than just the
rollers. All the
> covers that go over the rollers are replaced as the cut out
area is bigger
> to allow better contact of the top red pinch roller, and the
top red pinch
> rollers are replaced also and are included in the kits. They
now have a
> knurled surface to help further reduce thread slippage.
> Jeff Banks
> Melco Embroidery Systems
> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Laughing Palm Inc." <sales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 11:14 AM
> Subject: [amayausers] New AMAYA Feed Rollers
>> Has anyone here installed the new Thread Feed Rollers on
their AMAYA yet?
>> I
>> received a notice that the new kits would cost $100 for the
16 roller
>> kit.
>> Is it worth it? Also, what are the downsides to switching
to them?
>> Thanks,
>> - Jim

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